Major Housing Policy Bills Still Remain

| June 3, 2019

There are several significant housing policy bills still in play after the legislature’s most recent committee deadline on May 24.  HB 2001, which would allow for the development of duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, cottage clusters and townhouses on land currently zoned for single family housing in cities with more than 25,000 people, awaits action in the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development. A bill to allow for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on rural residential lands sits in Ways and Means (SB 88A) and a bill limiting the ability of landowners to build forest template dwellings (HB 2225A) cleared a Senate Committee last week. We will keep you apprised of developments on these and other important pieces of legislation.